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Species page for Therinia transversaria

Records from Isla Colon:


Record Locator # 7870

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon

lat 9.4225; long -82.3211; el 10m

20-30 Dec 2009; moon new/waxing

160w merc vapor lamp; 8PM-5AM

Frederick C. Mosher



Field notes from Isla Colon:


The genus Therinia contains some unusual-looking Saturniid moths, and in general they all resemble one another. My determination for this specimen was made with its range in mind -- other very similar species are limited to South America. T. transversaria, on the other hand, is widespread in Central and South America.


I have seen this insect twice on Isla Colon, both times at mercury vapor lights set up in jungle/secondary growth sites near the seashore.



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